Title

Bedside Ocular Ultrasound Diagnosis of a Traumatic Lens Dislocation.

Division

West Florida

Hospital

Brandon Regional Hospital

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

4-24-2021

Keywords

ectopia lentis, emergency department, emergency ultrasound, eye trauma, lens dislocation, point-of-care ultrasound, ultrasonography

Disciplines

Diagnosis | Emergency Medicine | Eye Diseases | Ophthalmology | Trauma

Abstract

Rapid identification of ophthalmologic emergencies can be challenging in the ED, and a missed or delayed diagnosis may have vision-threatening consequences. The application of ocular point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by the emergency physician (EP) can facilitate the timely recognition of a myriad of emergent eye conditions. This report describes a case in which EP-performed POCUS established the prompt diagnosis of a traumatic lens dislocation in a patient with chronic vision changes.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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